HISTORIC CONNECTIONS

Bringing the Past Alive...

Modern History and Archaeology.......

A resource base to allow you as a teacher to take hands on history into the classroom all focused on Archaeology and history of the modern world including Australian history.

Build a mini museum in your classroom or school library. Have the students research the items and investigate Australia's Late 19th and Early 20th century, Learn about how life was in Germany during World War 1 and 2 with our German Reich Resource Kits.

A large range of Paperwork and other resources have been sourced from a local museum a window into life under the stamp of the Reich.


You can either order individual items of a group set.

Individual items and sets are being added regularly.

Contact us if you have any questions or requests.


Life under the German Reich. 

What was it like?

Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates.....

Identification papers.....

German currency from the occupied Channel Islands that were issued exclusively for the Wehrmacht.......

Public Posters posted on the Island of Guernsey..... "Cooperate and you will be fine....don't and we will bomb your house!"

Check back here for available kits of contact me for details.


CD - LIFE IN WARTIME GERMANY - A Manuscript PhotoFile!

A CD with numerous scans of original documents from WWI and WWII period Germany and occupied Territories. 

A great resource for the classroom where you can print and research or the students can use them in projects.

$29.95AUD plus P&H

Artefact Handling Kits - Germany WWI & WWII

Australian Post WWII Ration Card Set #1


After WWII as in most countries food and essential supplies had to be rationed due to such short supply after such a long war.

Ration cards were issued which had to be presented upon purchase of food and clothing.

This set contains various Meat and Clothing ration cards with several already removed.


A great hands on research group for schools.


$29.95AUD plus P&H SPECIAL $20.00

Australian Post WWII Ration Card Set #2


After WWII as in most countries food and essential supplies had to be rationed due to such short supply after such a long war.

Ration cards were issued which had to be presented upon purchase of food and clothing.

This set contains various Meat and Clothing ration cards with several already removed.


A great hands on research group for schools.


$19.95AUD plus P&H SPECIAL $12.00

Victoria Cross Replica.


The Victoria Cross is the highest British Commonwealth award for acts of bravery in Wartime.

This is a replica of an original.  


$15.95AUD plus P&H 

World War I Photo collection


A collection of three photos from World War I.


$24.95AUD plus P&H



World War II HMAS Sydney related Officer Act of Bravery Family File collection


This is a file collection collected by a family member of an Australian officer who was awarded the DSC for getting the disabled Destroyer "Vendetta" out of Singapore 

and back to Melbourne. He also served on HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Sydney being transferred from the HMAS Sydney just before in sank. 


A student research Project.


$14.95AUD plus P&H

Clay Pipes (18th Century)

1. A figural pipe with the head of a North African. 120mm long.

$24.95AUD plus P&H


2. Tavern Pipe. A long 225mm clay pipe with foot and waxed mouth piece.

These pipes were often reused in inns and alehouses. One would buy the tobacco from the innkeeper who supplied the pipe.

Once you had used the pipe you would snap off about an inch of stem that had been in your mouth and place the pipe back in

the pipe box by the door to be reused by the next person. This would continue to happen until the pipe bowl was almost beneath the nose.

These were then called "nose warmers". 

$24.95AUD plus P&H SPECIAL $15.00

Convict Bricks


Convict bricks from various residences in the Hunter Valley NSW.


$9.95AUD plus P&H